Touring to India with “Alapadma”

By Kshirja Govind “No matter what, as dancers, we should all bond well and become a cohesive unit to bounce energy off each other. This simple advice went on to become the unofficial motto of our India trip. The energy we were bouncing of each other between dancers, between the dancers and the musicians, and … Read more

Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora: The new force spreading Carnatic music and dance worldwide

Triumphing over hatred and hardships, the community is rebuilding By Anil Srinivasan In the absolutely gorgeous first few scenes of Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal, we see the fragile beauty of a war-ravaged landscape and how love can blossom like a flower even amidst the morass of hatred. The film is of course set against the … Read more

Digital Events

Digital Events December 2020-January 2021 season has been active with the digital performances featured at the Dance festivals and Music video releases in India and Singapore. Here is a round up and video links to the music and dance features: Nadopasana” (Worship through Music), a concert series that commemorates the birth anniversary of Apsaras Arts … Read more

Experiences from New York Kathak Festival

By Shivangi Dake Robert In December 2018, I got to know about the New York Kathak Festival. They were accepting applications from Kathak artists around the world and I sent in my application. In Jan 2019, I received a reply from the team which said  “We enjoyed reviewing your application and are excited to share that … Read more

Audience Reviews of SITA by Apsaras Arts

SITA – Insight into the life of Sita By Meenakshi Palaniappan Was bliss to be back at the Esplanade yesterday to watch Apsaras Arts Dance Company ‘s digital production of Sita. We got a glimpse into Ravi Varma’s beautiful paintings and watched the art come alive through dance. The production took us back to our … Read more

A Lawyer’s Legend : E. Krishna Iyer

By Naatyaachaarya. V.P.Dhananjayan In the fifties and sixties  the name of  E.Krishna Iyer  was a household name in erstwhile Madras, now called Chennai.  He was seen in every Bharatanatyam and Sangeeta Kutcheries(concerts) by  known and well known performers  of those days.  Not very many happening like  these days, Arangetrams (debut) were very rare occurrences  but E.Krishna Iyer with his hearing aid sitting in the front … Read more

Travel Diary

Dance for the Royalty By Seema Hari Kumar “It is not very often that you get to perform before royalty and, that being a piece that brings to life the artwork of their ancestor, makes it more than just a ceremonial treat! This is exactly how I would sum up my experience of having performed … Read more

From the Travel Diary

By Meera Balasubramanian Having been associated with Apsaras has given me a number of opportunities to travel around the world and perform in different and prestigious venues. One such tour was the mega India tour where the team Apsaras Arts travelled around India for one whole month and performing in various cities. This was a … Read more